Journal Article
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What causes medication administration errors in a mental health hospital? A qualitative study with nursing staff.

Keers RN; Plácido M; Bennett K; Clayton K; Brown P; Ashcroft DM.

This interview study used a human factors method, the critical incident technique, to identify underlying factors in medication administration errors in a mental health inpatient facility. The team identified multiple interconnected vulnerabilities, including inadequate staffing, interruptions, and communication challenges. The findings underscore the persistence of widely documented medication safety administration concerns.